Upcoming Programs & Meetings
In 2023 DCAS will continue to offer our monthly programs and membership meeting virtually through Zoom with Live Streaming on Facebook.
All times are Central Time (Chicago Time)
Program: Chasing Melody for a Wood Thrush Future
Thursday, February 15 - 7:00 pm CT
Brad Bumgardner, Executive Director of Indiana Audubon will talk about this important 2024 Conservation Project. Steep declines in the last 50 years has put the Wood Thrush on the USFWS’ Birds of Conservation Concern list. In Indiana, nearly 4% of the entire species nests in Indiana. Indiana Audubon and the Indiana DNR is partnering with international partners to deploy Motus tags on upwards of 600 Wood Thrush between 2024-2025 in breeding states, as well as six non-breeding countries in Latin America (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica).
Data gathered will assist managers in targeting habitat management along migratory pathways and allow us to learn which corridors to add for management protection.
Indiana Audubon and the Indiana DNR is raising the approximately $18,000 needed to support the Wood Thrush project work in Indiana. Funding will provide for the costs of 25 Motus tags, tag training, and deployment of tags statewide at various locations that host Motus towers in the state.
Dunes-Calumet Audubon is supporting this project with a donation of $560, the costs associated with 1 (one) Motus Tag.
Zoom link: 833 5934 8411 Passcode 604233